Are you a party person and fond of alcohol, do you also feel that the party cannot end till you are one bottle down? Today’s article will help you be pre-planned and be saved from all the dry days. Let us know a lot more about alcohol and the days when alcohol is not get served on your tables. Are you wondering what a dry day is?  A dry day is a day on which liquor shops are supposed to be closed. Usually, these days are dry concerning religion or nation. So these days are mostly public holidays or festivals. According to alcohol laws in India, the excise government is meant to notify the list of prohibited days every year. Three types of dry days are followed throughout India. And anyone who crosses these guidelines is fined and punished.

National Dry Day: 

This is the day where alcohol is not served in pubs, restaurants, and not even the local liquor shops in all cities/ states of India. India has 3 national dry days, i.e., Republic Day, Independence Day, and Gandhi Jayanti. And it is good we all respect these days and not cross the line. Like dry days in Delhi are given below

 State Level Dry Days:

The sale and alcohol are prohibited at liquor stores, wine shops, pubs, bars, hotels, and restaurants on the day of the state elections. And this is decided upon states individually.

dry day

Legal liquor age: 

The liquor age of every state depends on the crowd, so let us know the age that is given by the government.

  1. Sikkim, UP, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Pondicherry – 18 yrs
  2. Punjab, Meghalaya, Haryana, Maharashtra, Union Territories – Delhi, Chandigarh – 25 yrs
  3. All other states (and for beer in Maharashtra) – 21 yrs

And other than this alcohol is banned in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Gujarat, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Bihar, and Mizoram. So if you are traveling to these states don’t make your Daru party plans as it is not allowed in these state boundaries. 

Now, let us move to the updates about the capital, where the level of alcohol consumption is high because Delhi is not a land of a particular society. You can find young students and job finders moving to the capital in the search for a better life.  So its obis that party is for youth bees. So alcohol is always a thought. So the updates about the days that you are not gonna find daru in Delhi NCR is here. 

Calendar for Dry Days in Delhi

Serial Number2019 Dry DaysFestivals
115th January 2019Makar Sankranti – in some cities
221st January 2019Guru Ravidass Jayanti
326th January 2019Republic Day
430th January 2019Martyr Day/Mahatma Gandhi’s Death Anniversary
510th February 2019Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
64th March 2019Maha Shivratri
720th March 2019Holi (Dates may vary)
814th April 2019Ram Navami, Ambedkar Jayanti
917th April 2019Mahavir Jayanti
1019th April 2019Good Friday
1112th May 2019Buddha Purnima
124th & 5th June 2019Idul Fitr
1316th July 2019Guru Purnima
1411th & 12th August 2019Bakri Eid
1515th August 2019Independence Day, Rakhi
1624th August 2019Janmashtami
172nd September 2019Ganesh Chaturthi
1828th September 2019Muharram
192nd October 2019Mahatma Gandhi Birthday
208th October 2019Dussehra
2113th October 2019Valmiki Jayanti
2227th October 2019Diwali
239th &10th November 2019Id-e-Milad
2412th November 2019Guru Nanak Jayanti
2524th November 2019Martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur
2625th December 2019Christmas

The days can be added by the government any time by giving a notice of seven days. And as a Nobel citizen, it is our duty that we follow the dry days in Delhi with respect. Drinking driving is injurious to health, and committing this crime can take your life or someone’s life, so make sure that you don’t drive when you are high. 


  • beer

    Dry days in Mumbai- To The City That Never Sleeps

    Mumbai, people say that the city never sleeps and the people here are always active and re…
Load More Related Articles
Load More By itsmyownway
Load More In Lifestyle
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Case Studies: Successful Applications of Simulation in Civil Engineering

When exploring the realm of civil engineering, the application of simulation software play…